EGO Power+ String Trimmer: Review

Review of the EGO Power+ String Trimmer

The EGO Power+ String Trimmer had 323 customer comments and 97 answered questions on Amazon.  I've read through the feedback left by customers and then condensed the results into this review.  I hope that this helps you when shopping for a string trimmer.

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    ​Powerful
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    Long battery life
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    Designed for comfort
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    Durable
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    Good warranty

Item Specifics

The EGO Power+ String Trimmer has a dual-feed twist line that measures 0.095 in. diameter.  It features a hi-efficiency brushless motor with variable speed with weather-resistant construction.  The trigger is variable speed while the grip is made with an extended aluminum shaft.  

Warranty

The EGO Power+ String Trimmer comes with a 5 Year Tool Warranty and a 3 Year Battery Warranty (Kits Only). 

Battery Included

The EGO Power+ String Trimmer comes with a battery.  This seems like a given, but I have been surprised at the number of string trimmers that do not come with a battery nor charger.  If you're comparing prices, be careful with those that sell the units without the battery and charger and then charge a lot for them separately.

Powerful

The reports left by customers on the topic of power were very good.  Many left comments like this one, "This trimmer is very powerful and can breeze through heavy weeds and tall grass with little effort. The variable speed trigger lets you choose the right speed for the application."  The variable speed is a nice feature when you have to go through different thicknesses and lengths of vegetation.

Weight

This string trimmer weighs 9 pounds.  This is an average, or in-between weight for string trimmers.  While it's not the heaviest string trimmer on the market it also is not anywhere near the lightest.

Well Balanced

One of the most common topics left by customers is how well balanced this string trimmer is.  Balance is just as important as weight possibly even more so.  The EGO Power+ String Trimmer does well with how it's shaped and how the weight is distributed.  One customer had this to say, "The straight shaft design handles well and the weight is nicely balanced, even when using the larger and heavier 4Ah battery from the Ego mower."  While another shared this,  'Light weight and balanced. All the power and advantages of a gas trimmer without the downsides. '

Good Reports for Battery Life

The feedback left by operators of this string trimmer were mostly positive concerning the battery.  How long that a battery will hold a charge, how long it will last and how long it takes to charge it back up are all important features to consider when buying a string trimmer.  The EGO Power+ String Trimmer battery performed well according to customers.  One customer reported, "I don't have enough trimming to do on my property to deplete a battery, but those who do seem to claim between 20 and 60 minutes of use per charge, depending how hard they're working the tool and how steady they're working.  Based on my use, and the fact I can get over ten minutes of use from the small 2Ah battery in my mower after I'm done my trimming, I would suspect about 25-30 minutes of steady residential trimming/edging."

Designed for Comfort

Customers  commented on how comfortable this string trimmer was to work with. When you are working for any extended amount of time, even little added comfort features can go a long ways toward pushing off fatigue or body soreness.  One person had this to say about the comfort level and design, "The manufacturer thoughtfully added padding to the forward handle for comfort & absorbing vibration during use.  The handle can be adjusted for people of various heights.  And, (unlike other battery-powered trimmers), you don't have to struggle to remove the battery; there is a lever that unlocks it before it is easily removed."

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Pros

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    Powerful
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    Features variable speeds
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    Designed for comfort

Cons

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    Price (but keep in mind it includes battery and charger) 

EGO Power+ String Trimmer Conclusion

The EGO Power+ String Trimmer had mostly positive reviews left by customers who have purchased and used this machine.  It is a powerful string trimmer of average weight.  The comfort level of the operator was taken into account when designing it.  There is padding on the forward handle for comfort during use.  One big plus for this string trimmer is that it comes with a battery. Not all string trimmers do.  The price may seem a little high but make sure when you are comparing prices to be aware of the ones that don't include the charger and battery with the unit. Just as important is the fact that the battery received great feedback for how long it could hold a charge and how long it took to charge back up.  The EGO Power+ String Trimmer  had enough positive feedback said about it, that I would say this is a safe bet to go with when purchasing a string trimmer.

Common Questions

Here are some top questions that I found for people considering buying an EGO Power+ String Trimmer.

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    I will have to buy the battery, will it fit on the charger for my mower?  Yes, all of the batteries and chargers are interchangeable among EGO tools. 
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    I have an ego mower.  Does this use the same battery?  The mower battery is bigger, but does fit and run the trimmer.  The only issue is that it throws the balance of the trimmer off because the mower battery is heavier. Going the other way, the trimmer battery will run the mower for about 20 minutes, although it is not recommended because it may be more current draw than the smaller battery is designed for.
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    Does a spool of string come with this product or do we need to buy it separately?  Yes its loaded with string in head. 
Mariann Foster

I am one of our content writers for Everything Backyard. I am a mother and business owner of Big Horn Mountain Alpacas in Wyoming. I love farm life, cutting my own firewood in the mountains, and participating in local trail run races.

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